By Car

The Cincinnati region is less than a half-day car ride from 60% of the U.S. population. Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link Cincinnati USA to the rest of the country. Major cities within a 2-hour drive include Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville and Lexington.

Cincinnati drive time map
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By Air

The Cincinnati region has more flights into and out of the area than any other city within a two-hour radius. The Cincinnati region is within 500 miles or a one-hour flight of 60% of the U.S. population.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) offers 150 daily departures with nonstop connections to around 50 destinations. For five years running, CVG has achieved the distinctive global honor of the Skytrax World Airport Award for the Best Regional Airport in North America.

Lunken Airport (LUK)

Located three miles southeast of Downtown Cincinnati, Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport is a public airport owned by the city of Cincinnati. The airport serves private aircraft and the fleets of most local corporations.

Ultimate Air Shuttle

Ultimate Air Shuttle operates out of LUK providing jet shuttle service with 30-passenger jets to and from New York City, Chicago, IL, Charlotte, NC, Cleveland, OH and Atlanta, GA.

Drive Times to Regional Airports
Cincinnati/N. Kentucky International Airport (CVG) 15 min. from downtown Lunken Airport (LUK) 10 min. from downtown Dayton, Ohio (DAY) 1 hour Lexington, KY (LEX) 1 hour, 30 minutes Louisville, KY (SDF) 1 hour, 40 minutes Columbus, OH (CMH) 1 hour, 50 minutes Indianapolis, IN (IND) 1 hour, 50 minutes

By Bus

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound offers the largest intercity bus service. The Cincinnati Greyhound station is located downtown near the Jack Cincinnati Casino. Greyhound buses have recently been upgraded and include free Wi-Fi, personal power outlets, extra leg room, on-board restrooms and more.


Megabus offers low-cost, express bus service from city to city for as low as $1. They offer free wi-fi, at-seat plug ins, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to travel. Megabus currently offers service to Cincinnati from Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH.


By Train

Amtrak’s Cardinal Line stops in Cincinnati as it travels between New York and Chicago three days a week. Amtrak offers Coach and Business Class seating or Viewline bedroom accommodations. The Amtrak is located inside Union Terminal on the western edge of the downtown Cincinnati area.